March 23, 2018

The third reflection is based on John 11:1-44 and is the story of the raising of Lazarus.

By Fred Fosnacht

Reflection on Third Scrutiny 

The Raising of Lazarus

Mary stayed at home.

Robed in black,

Stilled by grief.



Her brother is dead.

Anointing the b...

March 22, 2018

The second reflection is based on John 9:1-41 and is the story of the man born blind.

By Fred Fosnacht

Reflection on Second Scrutiny 

The Man Born Blind

Outside the temple gates,

Locked and guarded,

I wait for the sound of coin.

Instead the shuffle of feet

Amidst talk and...

March 21, 2018

The “scrutinies” are a series of three readings from the Gospel of John, used during lent by those entering into the Catholic faith as preparation for baptism. The “elect,” or those seeking baptism, are invited to scrutinize their lives and meditate on these stories of...

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